Example sentences for: abruptly

How can you use “abruptly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • That is, until Weeks gets to one nominee in the criticism category--David Shields' Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season . For this book, he abruptly hauls in the WP book critic Jonathan Yardley for some special guest dissing.

  • A few examples follow: dipper duck for the pied-billed grebe; jakes for young male turkeys (their elders are toms); loopwood or witch hobble for the hobblebush ( Viburnum alnifolium ) because the stems bend over and grow roots at the tips creating a loop that can abruptly trip a hiker in snowy woods; pippin , not for the apple, but for the tangy, red berry of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens); pugger for ferret; quong-queedle for the bobolink; rain crow for the cuckoo, often heard before rain; scoke (or skoke ) for pokeweed ( Phytolacca americana ) of Massachusett Indian origin; skipper for a young deer; and finally an imaginative one, whippoorwill shoes for the lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) .

  • Orwell was enough taken with her to propose marriage, rather abruptly.

  • On New Year's Eve, Russian President Boris Yeltsin abruptly resigned, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the country's acting president.

  • President Clinton received low marks for his race round table in Akron, Ohio (Issue 4), especially for abruptly switching talk-show styles from Oprah to "Sam Donaldson" (Sam Donaldson, This Week ) in order to bully author Abigail Thernstrom.


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